Aronomink announces US PGA hosting double

Golf course to host men's and women’s PGA Championships.

Aronomink announces US PGA hosting double

The PGA of America has revealed that Aronimink Golf Club will host the 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and the 2027 PGA Championship. 

The historic Philadelphia course, which was designed by Donald Ross in 1926, becomes the first venue to stage each of the PGA of America’s three rotating major championships: the PGA Championship, the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship and the Women’s PGA Championship.  

The exact dates for the events have not been set.

Aronimink last hosted a PGA Championship in 1962, which was won by South African Hall of Famer Gary Player. The club was awarded the 1993 men’s PGA Championship but had to withdraw from the agreement when it was unable to meet the requirement of minority membership.

“We are very excited to be the host venue for these two great championship events,” said Joe Fabrizio, president of Aronimink Golf Club. “Our golf course, recently restored to Donald Ross’ original design, will be a true test of golf for both the women and men.”

Mike Whan, LPGA commissioner, added: “We couldn’t be happier to take the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship to the great state of Pennsylvania and the storied Aronimink Golf Club. 

“This championship continues to elevate the stage for women’s golf and we are very pleased to provide the best players in the world the opportunity to compete at a distinguished venue with an established, rich history of hosting golf championships at the highest levels.”

In 2018 Aronimink will host the BMW Championship, the penultimate event in the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs.